Olympus E-500 questions

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Colyn, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    I picked up with the E-500 with 2 lens, 2 batteries, 2gig and 1gig cards. etc
    in a trade and have a couple of questions

    (1) Do B&W filters have the same effect in digital as in film when shooting
    in monochrome mode??

    (2) Which is the correct polarizing filter to use with digital circular or
    linear and why??
    Colyn, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. Colyn

    Yoshi Guest

    1) Traditional B&W filters are usable with a digital camera, but the
    filtering can be done in postprocessing when the image is converted to
    monochrome. The Olympus E-500 has in-camera filter effects (red, orange,
    yellow) which can be selected from the menu when the camera is used in B&W

    2) The Olympus E-500 requires a circular polarizer. Linear polarizers
    interfere with the focus detection systems of cameras which autofocus
    through the lens.
    Yoshi, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    I'm still learning this camera and just found the filter effects you
    mentioned. Sounds like it will save having to buy a set of 58mm b&w

    I also have a 58mm circular polarizing filter so I'm in good shape..
    Colyn, Feb 21, 2007
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